Trimble has entered into a strategic alliance with Frank Gehry to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. Trimble’s acquisition of Gehry Technologies, Frank Gehry’s software and consulting services business is part of the agreement.

The partnership combines deep Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry experience with advanced construction technology to empower visionary designers such as Gehry Partners to build groundbreaking projects on time, under budget and without change orders, enabling designers, builders and operators to collaborate more efficiently.

Frank Gehry sees in Trimble, a partner with like-minded ambitions and goals to create efficiencies in the AEC industry that allow the creativity of the architectural profession to flourish and deliver value-added creative solutions.

Observing that Frank’s unique architectural vision has always challenged the conventional, Trimble President and CEO Steven W. Berglund comments that Gehry Technologies has been key in allowing Frank to realise the potential of his designs without compromising on cost or schedule. The shared commitment and combined capabilities of the two companies will accelerate the adoption of technology in this trillion-dollar industry with resulting breakout benefits.

Based in Los Angeles, California, Gehry Technologies is an AEC technology company that provides design and project management solutions, consulting services and project collaboration software tools. Gehry Technologies solutions include GTeam software, a web-based 3D file management and project collaboration platform, building information modelling (BIM) technology as well as advanced project delivery services for leading owners, architects, engineers, builders, fabricators and industry professionals worldwide.

Gehry Technologies’ solutions allow customers of all sizes to communicate more effectively, improve design and construction quality, and accelerate project cycle times. With a globally distributed team of architects, engineers, builders and computer scientists, the company delivers solutions that define and optimise project delivery processes and tools, enabling creative architecture with integrated engineering, high-precision fabrication and assembly, and improved risk management.

The combination of Gehry Technologies’ solutions and professional services with Trimble’s broad technology portfolio in positioning, BIM, analytics and visualisation, automated machine guidance and real-time telematics accelerates total lifecycle solutions that will allow architects, engineers, contractors and owners to access data captured during the building planning, design, construction and renovation phases, providing deeper insight, better operating decisions and better asset performance.